Politics

New Haven Berners Swing #ForHer

by Lucy Gellman | Jul 26, 2016 7:32 am | Comments (1)

Philadelphia—Standing to the side in a long hallway at the Philadelphia Convention Center early Monday afternoon, New Haven State Rep. Robyn Porter and State Sen. Gary Winfield said they had a message for the thousands of Bernie Sanders supporters who had descended on Philadelphia to protest the Democratic National Convention and Hillary Clinton’s presidential nomination: Stop Berning or Busting. Stop Hill no-ing. Bernie Sanders’ message, still potent, may live on, but it is time (and perhaps, well past time) to get on the Hillary train. 

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At Convention, Malloy Invokes New Haven

by Lucy Gellman | Jul 25, 2016 8:11 pm | Comments (3)

Lucy Gellman Photo Philadelphia—New Haven’s embrace of refugees provided a case point for Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy when he got his moment in the spotlight at the Democratic National Convention Monday night. While addressing Democrats gathered for their presidential nominating convention at the city’s Wells Fargo Center, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy invoked Connecticut — and then New Haven specifically — while making a pitch to delegates on both sides of the democratic aisle: It was necessary to vote for Hillary Clinton and present a unified front because Mike Pence, governor of Indiana and Donald Trump’s vice presidential hopeful, would be scarier in the White House than Donald Trump himself. 

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